Author Topic: A random thread for food things that don't really warrant a thread of their own  (Read 175803 times)

hellymedic

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The problem I find with unhomogenised milk in plastic containers is that the cream sticks to the sides and is difficult to extract. Shaking it doesn't seem to help much.

I don't think I've ever had that but polythene and fat are not easily separated.

Our milk was in a Traditional Glass Bottle and residual fat washed easily in hot water.

ian

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Unhomogenized cream in milk takes me back to the horror of school milk.
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hellymedic

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Unhomogenized cream in milk takes me back to the horror of school milk.

I liked school milk but we've been there before.

ian

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No one liked school milk. It was an agency of terror.
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hellymedic

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My sister (17 months younger than me) HATED it; I didn't. We've always been different...

ElyDave

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I refused school milk.

Cream in my espresso is suitably decadent, but drinking milk  :sick:
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Kim

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It's what Ian Rush drinks...
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Milk so cold it doesn't taste of milk is fine, but then I'd have water.  I don't think I've ever had a glass of milk to drink "straight". I used to have the "top of the milk" on cornflakes as a kid. Hated school milk because it was always warm.
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T42

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32° outside, 26 inside, pleasant breeze from the fans, dogs lying on the floor as if they'd been poured there, and a kilo of excellent greengages on the table. ;D
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

I always think that the name "Reine Claude" makes them taste betterer

hellymedic

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David is gathering figs and blackberries.

Wowbagger

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When carrots & potatoes are in boiling water, they take 15 - 20 minutes and they are soft - possibly too soft.

Why do they take so much longer when they are in a boiling curry sauce?
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hellymedic

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Sauce is viscous and can't transfer heat like a mobile liquid.
Veg can't absorb latent heat from steam landing on its surface either.
Anyway, microwave your hard veg: quick, clean, easy...


Wowbagger

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Makes sense. The root veg in the curry were al dente... but none the worse for that.
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nicknack

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David is gathering figs and blackberries.
i did that today too.
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T42

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I always think that the name "Reine Claude" makes them taste betterer

Me too, but UK forum & all that.  As it happens, I didn't know that Reines Claude were greengages until the missus's folks moved here.

"Greengage" begs to be followed by "jelly". Dunno if it's still the case, but when I was a nipper almost all homegrown fruits ended up that way.  We had raspberries, gooseberries, and black & red currants and rhubarb, and they all met with me mum's preserving pan, apart from the ones we snaffled in the garden.  If she could have made jam from broccoli we'd probably have had dark-green jars of stinking puke on the breakfast table.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Greengages take me back.  At school lunches, greengages were served stewed in large steel basins to each table with a jug of custard.  I loved greengages, nobody else did.  I think my personal record for lunch was over 100 stones.

T42

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Must have had an interesting effect on the bowels. Probably not during school hours, though.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Bloody Stupid Johnson's daughters have rather edible names: Lara Lettice and Cassia Peaches...

ElyDave

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greengages from the market here, figs and raspberries starting to come out of the garden
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T42

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Bloody Stupid Johnson's daughters have rather edible names: Lara Lettice and Cassia Peaches...

Why would Boris name his daughter after a laxative?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mr Larrington

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Bloody Stupid Johnson's daughters have rather edible names: Lara Lettice and Cassia Peaches...

Why would Boris name his daughter after a laxative?

Because she takes after her father in being full of ["We get the idea" – Ed.].
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hellymedic

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Cassia is cinnamon innit? Never thought of that as a poo sweet...

Cassia is cinnamon innit?
Not quite. They are different plants, but very similar in chemical composition. Some pharmacopeias consider them to be 'the same' (e.g. the US one, but my data is ~30 years old). I think I can tell the difference, but to be honest I may be kidding myself.
If you buy cinnamon from Sharwoods it is actually cassia (is says so in very small print no the front).
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